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2011-08-15 08:00:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH), with New York City-based Kognito Interactive (www.kognito.com), announced the inauguration of an innovative three-year program to train 30,000 high school educators in suicide prevention using Kognito's At-Risk online training simulation. All of the State's 1231 public high schools and their private counterparts are eligible to apply for the program, which goes live today. Schools...

2011-08-12 14:38:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A suicide prevention program developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has significantly helped teens overcome depression and thoughts of suicide, according to a new study. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) The study, published in the September 2011 edition of the Journal of School Health, shows that students who have gone through the program, Surviving the Teens®, are...

2011-08-12 12:26:39

A suicide prevention program developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has significantly helped teens overcome depression and thoughts of suicide, according to a new study. The study, published in the September 2011 edition of the Journal of School Health, shows that students who have gone through the program, Surviving the Teens®, are significantly less likely to report that they are considering suicide, planning suicide or have attempted suicide than...

2011-08-05 05:55:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A new statistic finds that nearly half of college students who are U.S. military veterans reported thinking of suicide, and 20 percent said they had planned to kill themselves. These shocking rates are significantly higher than college students in general. "These alarming numbers underscore the urgent need for universities to be adequately staffed and prepared to assist and treat student veterans," M. David Rudd, PhD, of the University of Utah, and lead author of...

2011-08-04 13:59:41

Rates of thinking of and attempting suicide much higher than for college students in general Nearly half of college students who are U.S. military veterans reported thinking of suicide and 20 percent said they had planned to kill themselves, rates significantly higher than among college students in general, according to a study presented at the American Psychological Association's 119th Annual Convention. "These alarming numbers underscore the urgent need for universities to be adequately...

2011-08-01 16:52:27

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. Every year millions of Americans think about taking their own lives. Sadly, each year tens of thousands die by suicide. While suicides can be a shock to family and friends, some warning signs exist. Often a simple question from a family doctor can be enough to start a person toward help and treatment. A new review in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com) by researchers at Mayo Clinic...

2011-07-19 14:50:48

Suicide rates among people with mental illness in England and Wales have fallen over the last decade, latest figures show. The 2011 Annual Report published today (Tuesday, 19 July) by The University of Manchester's National Confidential Inquiry (NCI) into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness reveals:     * Patient suicides have fallen from a peak of 1,315 in 2004 to 1,196 in 2008. The number of patient suicides has been under 1,200 for the last three years....

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2011-07-08 13:15:00

Health experts say that the financial crisis "almost certainly" led to an increase in suicides across Europe. The analysis by U.S. and U.K. researchers found a rise in suicides was recorded among people from 2007 to 2009 in nine of the 10 nations studied. According to a report by the Lancet, the increase varied between 5 percent and 17 percent for those under the age of 65 after a period of falling suicide rates. Researchers said investment in welfare systems was the key to keeping rates...

2011-07-06 15:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) commends President Obama for reversing the White House's longstanding policy of not sending condolence letters to the families of service members who die by suicide while deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and other combat zones. "We are deeply gratified by the president's recognition that those who die by suicide while serving our country are equally deserving of full military...

2011-06-30 00:00:28

Las Vegas based organization expands it's reach to assist trauma survivors. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 The Hands of Comfort Foundation, Inc. (HOCF), an organization committed to helping individuals emerge from crisis and trauma through a process of intervention, education and support is proud to announce the launch of its website at http://www.handsofcomfortfoundation.org. The website provides support information and calendar events for the Foundation's programs and services to...